During my travels last week, I saw this little runner in an antique store.
It was in rough shape and a little pricey for the size, otherwise I would have bought it. The more I looked at it, the more I realized that this little orphan was a wonderful example of hit and miss. First of all, I love that there are bright colors mixed in with black, navy and dark gray. There are also a fair amount of light values mixed in (note the off-white, light yellow, and ecru). All together, they make this rug sing! Secondly, this little mat seems to be hooked in fairly straight lines. However, on closer inspection, you will see that some of the rows take a turn and run into another row. It's just enough to break up the monotony of everything being straight.
I took a close-up of the back of the rug to remind myself of how some of the rows were hooked. In my mind, this is the perfect hit or miss! A wonderful thing for using up left-over strips....I can't wait to try this myself!